Roman Hamrlik was a very steady, reliable second pairing defenseman who could fill in in any situation. Though he never emerged as a superstar that everyone hopes for out of a first overall draft pick, he was a very desirable player, a hard hitter with a quiet snarl to his game. He was better defensively than some people gave him credit for, yet he was not as good offensively as some believed. He had a good shot and made smart first pass, but was never an overly creative offensive player. He became an in-demand player as a veteran because of his savvy and calm play. He would often be brought into a new team to play a leader's role and help young prospects like he once was.
Hamrlik, who was an All-star in 1996, 1999 and 2003, represented the Czech Republic internationally and helped his country win the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
- 1997-12-30 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers with Paul Comrie for Bryan Marchment, Steve Kelly and Jason Bonsignore
- 2000-06-24 • Traded to the New York Islanders for Eric Brewer , Josh Green & a 2000 2nd round pick (Brad Winchester)
- 2004-08-04 • Signed as a free agent by the HC Zlin
- 2005-08-14 • Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames
- 2007-07-02 • Signed as a free agent by the Montréal Canadiens
- 2011-07-01 • Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals
- 2013-03-06 • Waiver by the New York Rangers
- 2013-10-20 • Announced his retirement